The National Kidney Foundation is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by kidney disease, and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation.
To that end, the foundation welcomes applications for its Young Investigator Grant Program. Through the program, grants of up to $35,000 will be awarded to promising young scientists with nephrology training in support of patient-centered research. Funding for a second year of support is not guaranteed, although the investigator may request an additional year’s funding as a competitive renewal. Elements of patient-oriented research activities may include but are not limited to development of new technologies, mechanisms of human disease, educational or therapeutic interventions, epidemiological studies, health policy studies, and clinical trials.
To be eligible, applicants must hold a full-time appointment at a university or an equivalent position as a scientist on the staff of a research-oriented institution in the U.S., and must be no more than four years past their initial appointment to a faculty (or equivalent) position or appointment to a staff scientist (or equivalent) position in a research organization.
See the National Kidney Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.